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If you are using the rubber (bogus) seal under them, trim it so it does not make contact with the flipper hinge area. Otherwise it restricts
it from closing properly.

From the photo, I think the front is in to much. Because of this the flipper front spring is not giving you 100%. Some times I have had to
elongate the first hole to get it to move out more.
 

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I think that is a big part of the problem on mine. I put a straight edge on the flipper and it does not even come close to touching in the middle. That's on my list for "over the winter tweaks".
 

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I think that is a big part of the problem on mine. I put a straight edge on the flipper and it does not even come close to touching in the middle. That's on my list for "over the winter tweaks".
Not exactly sure what you mean by your post but you want the flipper to remain straight. Thus, you do not over tighten the middle screws which will make it bow.
 

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Not exactly sure what you mean by your post but you want the flipper to remain straight. Thus, you do not over tighten the middle screws which will make it bow.
Yeah, that's what I am finding out. The flippers have not worked right in the 20+ years that this car has been back together, and is the one thing that Dad complained about being a pain in the neck on a hardtop. I'm subscribed to HAFFROD's channel, too, and I saw him explain that they need to be flat even though the roofline is curved. He even mentioned the factory shims on a '56 that he used to own. I had the window down and door closed, and had to close the flipper by hand, as usual. I put a straight edge along the flipper and it didn't even come close to touching in the middle.
 

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I got both flippers installed and working properly with the windows up and down. All the seals, gaskets and rubber stops are installed. Right or wrong, this is how I am going to leave them. I thank Mikey again as he is who did the restoration on the flippers and answered all the questions I had.
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I got both flippers installed and working properly with the windows up and down. All the seals, gaskets and rubber stops are installed. Right or wrong, this is how I am going to leave them. I thank Mikey again as he is who did the restoration on the flippers and answered all the questions I had.
Todd
Great that you got them to work for you! Would you be able to summarize what you did to fix your installation? Inquiring minds...
 

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I had to slightly elongate the front two mounting holes of the flipper on the passenger side by filing them. Which meant I had to take the flipper off to do it. That allowed the front of the flipper to be pushed out more. I also adjust the door window in at the back, by what I call the rear run channel adjustment. Also had to push the vent window post in a little. Could use more but, I didn't want to over do it. It works so I stopped.
The driver's side was MUCH easier and didn't require as much adjustment.
The passenger side must have seen some major trauma in its life before I got the car.
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